2019 ASLIA National AGM & New Life Member Induction
2019 ASLIA National AGM & New Life Member InductionRead More
Mackay – October Social Event
Come and enjoy dinner out with interpreters, interpreters in training, and the deaf community in Mackay before the weekend PD with Claire Morrison.
Attendees cover their own food/drink costs. https://kevinsplace.com.au/Read More
“I felt yuck about that job” : Unpicking the Layers of Difficult Interpreting
In this workshop we will use the lens of pragmatics to think about how contextual conditions shape interpreting options and decisions. “Pragmatics is the study of language from the point of view of users, especially of the choices they make, the constraints they encounter in using language in social interaction and the effects their use of language has on other participants in the act of communication” (Crystal 1985, p. 240). Pragmatics is a helpful frame for interpreters because it focuses on how meaning is made through ‘communicative action’ in a specific context
To bring this topic alive, Rachel will share some NZ data from two challenging settings – public events (“We want a signer on the stage”), and healthcare interactions with deaf individuals who have limited health literacy and language sophistication. Working with data examples and interpreter reflection, we will explore how interpreters can use their pragmatic competencies to mediate meaning and to identify constraints on the ideal of ‘equivalence’.Read More
ASLIA (WA) Interpersonal Communication PD
Researchers and business experts agree that people with high emotional intelligence (EI) are consistently the top performers in their organisations. They’re more resilient and flexible when things get tough, and they’re held in the highest regard by their bosses, peers, co-workers and others.
In this powerful half-day workshop, you’ll learn why EI is far more than just a handy set of “people skills” and why it’s the one skill you must have to be successful in today’s workplace!
It’s a day of training that will forever change the way you work!
Unless you work in a vacuum, you have to deal with people—all kinds of people. From the outrageous drama queens to the backstabbers and turf-guarders to the hardworking co-workers who’d love to help you out but just can’t find the time—you’re going to have to work with all of them at one point or another.
Using the EI skills you’ll learn during this workshop, you’ll gain the ability to more appropriately respond to the world around you and eliminate the stress and frustration that often comes from working with others.Read More